§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how 407W many civil servants are employed in her Department; what is the total cost of running the Department for the latest year for which figures are available; and if she will itemise the main constituent costs.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
302 civil servants were employed on 1st April 1975. This figure does not include the staffs of the Metrication Board, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and the Price Commission.
The estimates of staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76, published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76, total £1,597,600—net of appropriation in aid—made up as follows:
£ Salaries and Wages … 1,414,000 Travelling and Subsistence … 69,600 Other General Expenses … 152,000 1,635,600 Less Appropriation in Aid … 38,000 1,597,600